92y Talks



For 140 years 92nd Street Y has harnessed the power of arts and ideas toenrich, enlighten and change lives. This weekly podcast series featuresmany of the fascinating people and conversations from our stage, bothrecent as well as treasures from the past.


  • Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner with E. Alex Jung

    26/11/2021 Duración: 48min

    In this episode of 92Y Talks, indie musician and author Michelle Zauner (a.k.a. Japanese Breakfast) sits down with Vulture’s E. Alex Jung to talk about her third album, Jubilee, and her new bestselling memoir, Crying in H Mart. Hear her discuss the inception of both the memoir and the record — writing about grief while making music about joy, the contrasts between writing books and writing songs, her upcoming projects, and much more. The conversation was recorded on August 19, 202

  • David Grossman: More Than I Love My Life

    18/11/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    In this episode of 92Y Talks, Israeli author David Grossman discusses his new novel, More Than I Love My Life, with fellow writer Nathan Englander. Inspired by the memories of a political prisoner in 1950s Yugoslavia, the book tells the story of three generations of women on an unlikely journey from Israel to the “Adriatic Alcatraz” to confront the shared trauma of their family’s past. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online readings series on September 23, 2021.

  • Colson Whitehead with Vinson Cunningham: Harlem Shuffle

    11/11/2021 Duración: 57min

    Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead (author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys) opens the 92Y Poetry Center’s 83rd season with a presentation of his new novel, Harlem Shuffle, followed by a conversation with Vinson Cunningham. A love letter to 1960s New York, Harlem Shuffle is a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, and a social novel about race and power. The program was recorded on September 14, 2021 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

  • Dear Evan Hansen" Conversation with Ben Platt, Amandla Stenberg, Steven Levenson, Stephen Chbosky, and Ruthie Fierberg

    04/11/2021 Duración: 34min

    Join Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning actor Ben Platt, actress Amandla Stenberg, director Stephen Chbosky, and Tony Award-winning writer Steven Levenson for a special advanced screening of one of the most highly anticipated new films of the fall, Dear Evan Hansen — followed by a conversation. Based on Levenson’s era-defining Broadway musical (also starring Platt), Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of a high school senior searching for acceptance and belonging amidst the cruelty of the social media age. Hear the stars and creators discuss bringing the Broadway megahit to the screen, why its story and music continues to resonate so deeply with people of all ages, stories from behind the screen, and much more.

  • Christopher Meloni with TVLine’s Michael Ausiello — NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime

    28/10/2021 Duración: 55min

    Join acclaimed, Emmy nominated actor and Law & Order: SVU star Christopher Meloni on the brand-new series Law & Order: Organized Crime in conversation with TVLine’s Michael Ausiello. Returning to his iconic roll as Elliott Stabler, Meloni leads the cast of Organized Crime as a tough detective determined to take down New York’s crime syndicates in the wake of devastating personal loss. Hear Meloni discuss with Ausiello the powerful new addition to the long-running franchise, the enduring appeal of the Law & Order shows, the new gravity that he brings to the Elliott Stabler roll, stories from behind the scenes, his other upcoming acting projects, and much more.

  • William Shatner with Leonard Lopate: Up Till Now

    21/10/2021 Duración: 55min

    We dip into our archives and go back to 2008 on the eve of the publication of Star Trek sensation William Shatner's memoir, Up Till Now, when he sat down with Leonard Lopate to share stories about his life and career. The conversation was recorded on May 12, 2008 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

  • Netflix's Hit & Run: Lior Raz, Avi Issacharoff, Dawn Prestwich, and Nicole Yorkin with Jessica Shaw

    08/10/2021 Duración: 45min

    The creators of Netflix’s new series Hit & Run — Lior Raz who also stars, Avi Issacharoff, Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin — discuss their new international action-thriller with SiriusXM’s Jessica Shaw. Following a man looking for answers in the US following his wife’s death in a mysterious accident in Tel Aviv, Hit & Run is suspenseful at every turn, driven by Raz’s virtuoso performance — a classic spy story with a modern twist. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on September 2, 2021.

  • The Road to 9/11: Jim O'Grady with Budd Mishkin

    10/09/2021 Duración: 57min

    Award-winning WNYC reporter Jim O’Grady sits down with longtime 92Y host Budd Mishkin to discuss Blindspot: The Road to 9/11, the eight-episode podcast from HISTORY and WNYC Studios that’s hosted by O’Grady who was part of the team that covered 9/11 for The New York Times. It tells the story of FBI agents and terrorists, public events and private meetings, signs missed and opportunities lost. The conversation was recorded on September 9, 2021 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

  • Turner & Hooch: Matt Nix and Josh Peck with John Stamos

    06/08/2021 Duración: 01h04min

    The creator and star of Disney+’s new action-comedy series Turner & Hooch, Matt Nix and Josh Peck, sit down with John Stamos, actor and star of the Disney+ original series, Big Shot. A continuation of the hit 1989 buddy cop movie of the same name starring Tom Hanks, hear them discuss adapting the series for a new audience, the challenges and joys of working with animal actors, stories from behind the scenes, and more. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on July 19, 2021.

  • The creator and stars of Girls5eva

    08/07/2021 Duración: 57min

    Join the creator and stars of Peacock’s acclaimed new series Girls5eva – Meredith Scardino, Sara Bareilles, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, and Busy Philipps – for a conversation about the making of the show with TV Guide Magazine’s Damian Holbrook. Following the members of a one-hit wonder ‘90s girl group as they take one more shot at making their pop dreams come true, Girls5eva is being hailed as a smart, hilarious take on the music industry, fame, and the ‘90s nostalgia machine. Hear the creator and stars discuss making a comedy about music, the enduring power of ‘90s pop, stories from behind the scenes, and much more.  

  • Christina Hendricks with Matthew Weiner: NBC's Good Girls and more

    02/07/2021 Duración: 57min

    Christina Hendricks sits down with Emmy Award-winning Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner to discuss her role in NBC's Good Girls, now entering its fourth season. They also talk about their collaborative relationship, Hendricks’ new projects, stories from behind the scenes, and more. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on June 22, 2021.

  • Netflix's Master of None: Lena Waithe, Naomi Ackie, Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari with Jim Pascoe

    26/06/2021 Duración: 53min

    The award-winning stars of Netflix's Master of None — Lena Waithe, Naomi Ackie, Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari — discuss the comedy’s highly-anticipated third season. It's being hailed for its bold, new dramatic depths, anchored by performances from Waithe and Ackie. Writer Jim Pascoe moderates the conversation, streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on June 17, 2021.

  • Annette Gordon-Reed with Brent Staples: In Celebration of Juneteenth

    18/06/2021 Duración: 01h07min

    Join Pulitzer Prize-winning writers Annette Gordon-Reed and Brent Staples for a discussion of Gordon-Reed’s new book, On Juneteenth — a stirring reflection on how the holiday commemorating the freeing of African-American slaves in the United States is celebrated. Focusing on her upbringing in Texas, Gordon-Reed’s candid meditation on the complex mythologies of her state’s relationship to the holiday provides a personal but historically grounded lens on race in America. Hear her and Staples discuss the book and break down the controversies surrounding Juneteenth’s celebration, its renewed significance in the wake of last summer’s protests, and more.

  • Barry Jenkins with Annette Insdorf: The Underground Railroad

    11/06/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    Reel Pieces moderator Annette Insdorf interviews Academy Award®-winner Barry Jenkins about his acclaimed new series, The Underground Railroad. Based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the ten episodes — currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video — trace the journey of Cora Randall, a slave who escapes a Georgia plantation and struggles for freedom in the antebellum South. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on June 7, 2021.

  • The Future of Sex: Cosmopolitan's Jessica Pels and Esquire's Michael Sebastian with Haylin Belay

    28/05/2021 Duración: 58min

    The editors of Cosmopolitan and Esquire, Jessica Pels and Michael Sebastian, discuss The Future of Sex with sex educator Haylin Belay. What will sex, dating and relationships be like once COVID-19 is finally behind us? Cosmopolitan and Esquire teamed up with the iconic Kinsey Institute to find out how the future of sex will change in a post-pandemic world. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on May 13, 2021.

  • SoFi and 92Y's XYZ on work and mental health with Dr. Jaclyn Lopez Witmer and SoFi’s Ashley Stahl

    13/05/2021 Duración: 45min

    In this episode of 92Y Talks, SoFi and 92Y's XYZ present a conversation on work and mental health with psychologist Dr. Jaclyn Lopez Witmer and SoFi’s Ashley Stahl, a career expert and host of the popular mental health podcast You Turn. The COVID crisis has added unprecedented stress to our lives, including our work lives. They explore how your mental health may be impacting your work, and the reverse. Dr. Witmer helps you identify the factors contributing to your stress and arrive at a deeper understanding of them, with coping strategies and tips for achieving greater well-being. The conversation was recorded live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on March 23, 2021.

  • State of Democracy Summit, Part Two: Priya Parker, Jevin West, Mahogany L. Browne, and more

    01/05/2021 Duración: 01h42min

    In this episode of 92Y Talks, we present another installment of excerpts from our recent State of Democracy Summit, produced in collaboration with the Knight Foundation, ProPublica, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. Democracy in Public: Kounkuey Design Initiative's Chelina Odbert, Eric Klinenberg of NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge, and Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering and host of the New York Times podcast Together Apart. As America becomes more ideologically divided along geographic lines, what roles can public spaces, both physical and digital, play in fostering public discourse and bridging divides? Their discussion follows introductions by The Knight Foundation's Lilly Weinberg and Lynn Ross from Reimagining The Civic Commons. Technology, Misinformation, and Democracy: Debora Plunkett of Harvard's Belfer Center, ProPublica's Jeff Kao, and Jevin West from the University of Washington's Center for an Informed Public in conversation with Emily Tisch Sussman, host of the Your Political Playli

  • State of Democracy Summit: Hari Sreenivasan, Jocelyn Benson, Brad Raffensperger, Josie Duffy Rice, Wesley Lowery, and more

    23/04/2021 Duración: 01h48min

    In this episode of 92Y Talks, we present excerpts from our recent State of Democracy Summit, produced in collaboration with the Knight Foundation, ProPublica, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. The 2020 election season and its aftermath is perhaps one of the most tumultuous times in recent history: bringing longstanding tensions in America into violent relief and testing core pillars of the democratic process as never before. Just how did America get here and where do we go now? State of Democracy: PBS Newshour's Hari Sreenivasan, The New Yorker's Jill Lepore, Yuval Levin of the American Enterprise Institute, and Harvard professor Danielle Allen discuss vital questions about American democracy, whom it serves and how it functions. How America Votes: Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and David Becker, Executive Director of The Center for Election Innovation and Research, introduced by Evette Alexander of the Knight Foundation. The Role of the Press: The A

  • Huey Lewis with Mark Goodman: Weather and more

    08/04/2021 Duración: 01h49s

    Huey Lewis sits down with SiriusXM’s Mark Goodman for a career-spanning conversation about his first album with his band The News in nearly two decades, Weather—a smooth, whip-smart return to the sound that helped make Huey Lewis and The News one of the biggest bands of the ’80s, earning them Grammy Awards and selling over 30 million albums. The conversation was recorded on February 17, 2020 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.

  • kid 90: Soleil Moon Frye with Demi Moore

    01/04/2021 Duración: 01h01min

    In this episode of 92Y Talks, director and actor Soleil Moon Frye, star of the beloved 80s and current Peacock sitcom Punky Brewster, sits down with Demi Moore to discuss her new Hulu documentary kid 90. When Frye was a teenager, she documented hundreds of hours of her life with her friends – other young stars like David Arquette, Stephen Dorff, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and more. In kid 90, Frye shares the footage for the first time, offering an unprecedented, candid, and deeply personal look at how fame impacted the lives of young actors in the pre-internet era. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on March 15, 2021.

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